Encouragement for the never ending Dribblers

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Date Joined Oct 2006
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   Posted 10/26/2006 12:18 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi all!  I hope I'm not out of line starting this as it's own post (had already posted it as a reply to someone else) but figure this way it might help someone who stumbles upon it by title.
I have a really good way to keep up the encouragement when it feels like the dripping will go on forever. The pads we bought come 52 in a package . . . .I noticed Bob used the entire first package in exactly 7 days, so decided to keep mental track.
. . .well it's now 14 days after beginning the second package of 52 and there's still 7 left to be used. So I told Bob and his eyes lit right up . . there IS light at the end of the tunnel. Now we're gonna see how long that THIRD package lasts!!!
Linda :O))
Husband (Bob) had laproscopic prostate surgery on Sept 27, 2006 - 2/12 malignant biopsy samples - gleason 3 + 3 = 6.  Follow up PSA results and pathology results due Nov 14, 2006.
Also taking Hydroxyurea to control Polycythemia (elevated red & white cells & platlets) has secondary condition . . Myelofibrosis)

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Date Joined May 2006
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   Posted 10/26/2006 8:09 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi Linda & Bob,


I’m glad you posted this on a new thread…. It helps when you can put your finger on something…and see it. The visual in this posting.... is very clear.   :-)


Knowing someone whose using pads more rapidly than others will be a comfort too!  Other postings show that only ½ the package was used… or only 3 or 4 pads were used.  So ~ hearing your journey will definitely let others know!!!  There’s a wide range and nothings a bad range… just different healing times and different choices along the way.


And I’m with you 100% on seeing that “LIGHT”…  The sun always shines even on the darkest of days…… it is there!!!

"We" can help to clear some of those clouds away by postings like this.

I personally feel the liquid intake is a big part of the puzzle here.  I hear some say they still drink coffee.   Caffeine is a powerful pharmacological agent that increases the frequency and urgency with which you need to urinate.  This is not a bad or negative… It’s a personal choice to continue regular use or curb until an acceptable amount of urinary control is achieved.  Each person has to make that choice and know the outcomes for that choice will vary.

Take care and remember… bringing an important issue to the forefront is good!!! 

In Friendship, Lee & Buddy

mama bluebird - Lee & Buddy 53
RRP April 3, 2006   PSA 4.6 Gleason 3+3=6 T2a   Confined to Prostate
June 29th PSA Less than 0.1 Non-detectable  :)

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